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We are delighted that Trudy Lindblade, 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships CEO, will give her first live address since arriving in the UK to the audience of the Scottish Mountain Bike Gathering tomorrow.

The excitement surrounding the 2023 World Champs is already building and the legacy that this will have for Scotland is vitally important.

We are excited to hear what Trudy will be saying tomorrow - please register for the event and join into this live session . and read our press release :-


Trudy Lindblade, 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships CEO, will address the first ever virtual mountain bike conference this week in her first live address since arriving in the UK.

The Scottish MTB Gathering is an exciting virtual gathering of the mountain bike industry and community to be held on 25th November 2020. The Gathering will include a range of sessions exploring opportunities to develop the sector, examining case studies of good practice and planning for a new future after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A huge event on the cycling horizon is the inaugural 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships which will be held for the first time in one country, Scotland.  The historic and innovative event will take place in August 2023. It will bring together 13 existing individual UCI World Championships cycling disciplines into one mega event that will see thousands of the world’s best cyclists vying to win the prestigious rainbow jersey. 

Glasgow and Scotland have considerable experience organising international cycling events including annual rounds of the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and the 2007 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships in Fort William, the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup and the cycling competitions for both of the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2018 European Championships in Glasgow.

Trudy Lindblade, 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships CEO, said:

"I’m delighted to be speaking at The Scottish MTB Gathering 2020 and to share our vision and ambition for the inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships in 2023. 

“The Championships is more than just an event, it is a chance to make significant change by celebrating the unique power of the bike and all it can bring to our everyday lives, whether it’s for our health and well-being, our environment, tourism or the economy. 

“Already there is great work taking place in the mountain bike sector to make this happen thanks to the Scottish MTB Strategy. Scotland’s mountain biking credentials, including its stunning venues and iconic events, are world class and by working in collaboration with you, the Championships are a great opportunity for us to support your plans to ensure they have the greatest impact.”

Head of Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland, Graeme McLean said, 

‘We are delighted that Trudy is able to speak at our event, her first live address since arriving in the country from Australia. The MTB industry has seen a mix of fortunes with product developers and bike shops seeing demand outstripping supply. On the counter side, our mountain bike tourism industry has faced very challenging times although there are early and fragile signs of recovery with numbers of riders at key destinations being very high.

The opportunities and challenges that face our industry and community will fundamentally change the mountain bike scene. Indeed, now is arguably the time to accelerate many of the plans and actions within the Scottish MTB Strategy 2019 – 2025. 

We believe the Scottish MTB Gathering will help us to do this, give us a platform to pull together, aim high and collectively build our community and voice.’